The work involves responsibility for providing effective oversight of the airfield maintenance division, with significant responsibility for Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) Part 139 compliance. The incumbent will be responsible for effectively planning, developing, implementing, directing, monitoring, and assessing all systems, equipment, and safety protocols needed to fully conform airfield maintenance requirements to FAA Part 139 and other applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Airport Operations, who allows the incumbent considerable independence in planning and implementation of procedures. Does related work as required.




Directs the implementation of all FAA Part 139 regulatory compliance initiatives related to airfield maintenance.

Reviews/evaluates inspection records and reports, takes action to correct deficiencies, and updates procedures to improve and promote compliance efforts.

Monitors, reviews, and updates airport policies related to airfield maintenance, in order to anticipate and make corrections as needed.

Assesses existing systems and equipment within the airfield maintenance division for optimal performance and makes recommendations regarding related upgrades and purchases.

Directs the Airfield Maintenance Division.




Thorough knowledge of FAA Part 139 and all other Federal, State and Local regulations regarding airfield maintenance operations and requirements.

Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures and techniques of airfield operations and management.

Ability to delegate responsibilities and to plan, organize, and coordinate the work of subordinates.

Good knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations applicable to airports.

Ability to work with other department heads and outside agencies to maintain the safety and security of the airfield environment.

Ability to use tact and courtesy in dealing with employees, visitors, and contractors.

Ability to keep accurate records and prepare clear and concise reports.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with a variety of governmental agencies, air carriers, public officials and the general public.

Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Need to check against qualifications of potential appointee)

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a baccalaureate degree in Aviation Management, Facilities Management or a closely related field and three (3) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in a commercial airport setting, or;

  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s Degree and eight (8) years of work experience, or it’s part time equivalent, in a commercial airport setting, at least five (5) years of which were in a supervisory capacity; or,

  3. Ten (10) years of supervisory work experience, or its part time equivalent, in airfield maintenance, at least eight (8) years of which were at a commercial airport.


4/2016 Date of Original Composition